Winners Announced in Howard Plaggemars
Posted October 28, 2002
HOLLAND -- Two Hope College students have been
named winners in the 21st annual Howard Plaggemars
Essay/Poetry Competition, held for students enrolled in the
2002 Vienna Summer School.
All entries responded to some aspect of each
student's experiences in Europe this past summer under the
guidance of Dr. Stephen I. Hemenway, who has been director
of the Vienna Summer School program for the past 27 years
and is a professor of English at Hope.
First place was awarded to Christopher E.
McGarvey, who is a sophomore English major from East Peoria,
Ill., for his essay "Meditations Written over a Torte."
McGarvey also received the third-place award for another
essay, "Judge Not, Lest..."
Second place was awarded to Carol Friedrich, a
senior English major from Laingsburg, for her essay "Melk
The first-, second- and third-place awards are for
$100, $50 and $25 respectively.
This year's judge was Tom Bamborough, a 1982
winner of the Plaggemars Essay/Poetry Competition. A 1983
Hope graduate, Bamborough is the principal of Bamborough
Print Communication in Ada.
Consisting of two three-week sessions, the Vienna
Summer School offers students a choice of work in art
history, communication, economics, Austrian history, music
history, German and Austrian literature, Eastern European
literature and a senior seminar, all taught in English, as
well as courses in German language, taught in German.
Students are housed with Austrian families, and are free to
plan their leisure time and take weekend excursions led by
Hemenway to places like Salzburg, Venice, Budapest, Prague
and the Austrian Alps.